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Inga was a great tour guide; she took the tour at an excellent pace, it was very hot so would have been easy to get too tired, but we strolled around and found the shade where ever possible. She knows her subject very, very well and gave lots of background to the paintings, also history of the churches, the city and other famous sights which crossed our path. We stopped at Buccone (fab place for lunch by the way) for a glass of Prosecco and some antipasti after our first church, then finished the tour at a lovely wine bar near the Pantheon; more wine and antipasti! I would definitely recommend the tour if you like Caravaggio - you don't have to be an expert - and are interested in the history of Rome and like knowing more about the famous sights...and you like sipping Prosecco and eating antipasti!!
My daughter, her husband, my friend and I booked this tour in October 2013 for our trip in March 2014. We were thrilled to find we were the only ones on the tour. Our tour guide Jeanette is an art historian, degreed in art history and a resident of Rome for 9 years. She gave us a wonderful tour! Her background and descriptions of the paintings we saw, as well as the church settings, were far above my expectations. The wine tasting turned out to be more of a meal shared, at the end of the tour, with a couple of glasses of wine at a lovely restaurant where the owners have a friendly relationship with Jeanette and treated us royally. Jeanette was friendly, approachable, and answered all our questions. We could not have asked for a better guide. I believe she shaped her presentation to fit our knowledge and experience, which was much appreciated, as we have travelled and know art as well as history. If you want a sophisticated, insightful tour of some of the Caravaggio treasures in Rome, book this tour, and ask for Jeanette as your guide!
I had an absolutely wonderful time with our guide Inger. She was full of great information and stories of Caravaggio. The wine wasn't too shabby either. I highly recommend!
This was an excellent tour and the tour guide was really well informed about the art. The place we were taken to for the wine and cheese tasting after the tour was excellent. The only downside to this tour was that it was not really clear on the meeting place. The meeting was to be at a flower stand near the metro but there is more than one entrance to the metro and we didn't know that the flower stand was across the street from where we exited. We almost missed this excellent tour because of the instructions for the meeting place.
Other than fighting the crowds to see paintings.....very good tour. Jeanette has lots of knowledge of Caravaggio and of the specific paintings. Got to see 6 paintings and learned a lot about Caravaggio. Then, the food was just down right amazing, and the conversation with Jeanette and others on the tour made for a perfect time.
I loved this tour!! One of the best. The guide was great, went out of her way to explain everything and answer all our questions. She took us to her favourite Italian restaurant in the very centre of Rome and ... gosh, we were treated like kings and queens!! A wonderful experience!!!!!
Best tour we have had with Viator ever (and we love Viator tours and find them very trustworthy). Lovely tour guide. Wonderful Caravaggio. Lots of history and culture. 5 star treatment. Consider this a wonderful insight into the history of Rome through the eyes of Caravaggio - and you don't need to know Caravaggio's work before hand as the guide explained everything as we went along. A must if you would like a little art, wine and cheese with your visit to Rome.
This one was more of a "cultural and historical" walk through Rome, although we did see some amazing Caravaggio's. Our guide, Inger, took us through some quieter, more intimate streets of Rome that we would never have discovered on our own.
We are Caravaggio fans and saw some Caravaggios we might otherwise have missed. Having the tour in late afternoon/early evening is a great idea, not just because getting wine and some excellent cheese and other goodies was fun and pleasant, but also because it was a good way in to experiencing some places in the city we might otherwise have missed. Our guide's experience living in the city, what she had to say about how it was like and different from living in an American city, was really interesting. I think a longer tour, with more Caravaggios, would be a great addition, but this one was excellent.